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A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death

Clive James has just published a book of writing on poetry...Once a three-fisted drinker and smoker, Mr. James, 75, was found to have leukemia in 2010, with the added complications of emphysema and kidney failure.
New York Times
added Oct 31, 2014 19:33

A Chronicler of Warnings Denied / Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change

“We’ve got to write a book about this.” I told Erik. It took us five years. [Their book is “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.”]
New York Times
added Oct 27, 2014 21:57

How To Quit Smoking: Stick Your Head In A Can Of Cigarette Butts, Says Famed Psychologist

"Even though it feels great at the time, it has delayed consequences that would probably not have me alive at this time if I continue," says Mischel, now 84 years old, a professor at Columbia University, and author of "The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Se
Business Insider
added Oct 15, 2014 12:36
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Atul Gawande: "Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End"

stage four lung cancer...The other half was also given time with palliative specialists to have conversations about what their aims and goals were. That group...had less suffering at the end of life....They also lived 25 percent longer.
The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU 88.5)
added Oct 7, 2014 10:48

Chapter 5: Plain packaging for the Pacific Rim- tobacco control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership [Trade Liberalisation and International Co-operation: A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement]

Big Tobacco has been engaged in a dark, shadowy plot and conspiracy to hijack the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and undermine tobacco control measures ñ such as graphic health warnings and the plain packaging of tobacco products. The tobacco
Elgar Online (Edward Elgar Publishing)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:58

[Asia, India] KESAVAN: NO SMOKING - The decline of tobacco and its lessons

Human beings don’t want to be suddenly saved from their pleasures by self-righteous laws, but, as the campaign against smoking demonstrates, they can be educated out of their excesses.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Sep 1, 2014 02:42

Lively Accounts Examining Death / ‘Shocked’ and ‘Working Stiff’ Detail Careers Involving Corpses

honors for best early performance go to the citizens of Amsterdam, who in 1767 formed a Society in Favor of Drowned Persons ... more than 150 drowned people were reportedly revived with measures including blowing tobacco smoke up the rectum
New York Times
added Aug 25, 2014 18:07

[UK] WOMACK: Should smoking be banned from children's books?

It is unfair, not to say pointless, to stem the creativity of a thriving area of literature by issuing puritanical edicts. Children's books expand and explain the world, and that means everything in it: smoking included.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 09:33

[UK] BRADBURY: Cut the huff and puff over Julia Donaldson's smoking scarecrows

Children's picture books should show life in all its messy, complicated oddness - including those of us who smoke
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 6, 2014 01:02

[UK] The Scarecrows' Wedding by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Another tip-top outing for Donaldson and Scheffler. I was a bit disappointed by the 'smoking pages' as some have referred to them. Frankly I think Julia didn't go far enough with her anti-message. I think it would have been better if Reginald had offered (uk)
added Aug 5, 2014 11:54
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